Dancing in the Rain

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On Saturday as I was walking to the fitness center for a short workout before yoga, there was a slight drizzle but as I continued to walk it started raining harder and harder. And as it did so, the smile on my face got larger and larger and I found myself laughing and smiling and laughing and smiling. I wasn’t sure if I was laughing at the rain, laughing at myself, laughing at the fact that I had the cheesiest grin on my face; honestly it didn’t really matter what I was laughing at or smiling for, the fact was that I was happy.

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It was one of those reminders that we need to step back and appreciate the little things in life that bring us joy; whether that be running around in the rain, having lunch with family in town for the weekend, spending your afternoon on the couch writing and watching Netflix, taking a 20 minute nap on a Saturday afternoon just because you want it, or listening to music that makes you think of summer, like ‘Better Nature’ by Silversun Pickups.

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This album was released last year and has been one of those on my list to listen to and I’m embarrassed to say that I finally did that. While it took a bit longer than it should have for me to listen, I really enjoyed it. I played the album while walking on the treadmill and while hanging out after yoga, drinking my smoothie and getting some things done before meeting my aunt, cousin, and their friend for lunch while they’re in town.

It was just that reminder to me to enjoy the little things, to sit back, relax, and enjoy each moment, like rainy walks or listening to music without feeling the need to rush to the next song or that I can only partly pay attention because I’m also trying to write or I’m at work. This was the moment, as silly as that may seem.

So today, I challenge you to sit back, relax and just listen. Don’t rush off to the next blog post, meeting or whatever else is on your agenda. Or maybe you come back when you have a few minutes to just listen and breathe and enjoy the moment. Or maybe pop your earbuds in and go dance in the rain (or sun) for a few minutes.

How was your weekend?

What was the soundtrack to your weekend?

16 thoughts on “Dancing in the Rain

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    That happened to me when i was walking home from the train station on Friday! It looked like i stepped in to the shower and it wasnt supposed to even rain! I just laughed and its been so hot that it was refreshing and fun! I felt like a kid again!
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  2. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I love this! When I was younger I used to run outside to dance when it started to rain and I wish I did that more now. 🙂 (Don’t get me wrong, I still like to dance in the rain, I just don’t do it.) Wonderful reminder and great song! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Sue

    My favorite thing as a little girl was to put on my rain boots and grab my umbrella so that I could go play in the rain. Haven’t done that in a while, but later on today it is supposed to shower and I think I might just skip the umbrella and let the summer rain down on me.

  4. Chrissy

    I used to love taking long walks in the rain with my small yellow umbrella and I would sing to the top of my lungs!
    You are so right, we really have to remind ourselves to stop and appreciate the little things in life – they are the ones that count the most! Hope all is well! Hugs xxx
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  5. Mia

    Awww, you have such a beautiful smile. 🙂 I haven’t heard of the Silversun Pickups, but I really love that song! 🙂 A song that I have been LOVING lately is “Peace of Mind” by The Jezabels. It’s been around for awhile, but it plays during my favorite scene from my favorite show and I just love it. 🙂
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  6. Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey

    I love “dancing in the rain!” When I was a little girl, my mom would let my siblings and me put on our bathing suits and dance in the driveway when summer rainstorms came. That fun memory comes back to me whenever it rains. I’m off to check out this song now, and I’m hoping it’s as addictive as the past few songs you shared…
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  7. Carla

    It has been literally months since it rained here. I think the last time it rained school still in session and we start again next week!!
    It’s raining.
    I’ve got my boots on.
    I am off to dance with the goldendoodle in the rain.
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